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Thanksgiving Series - Paul Was Thankful

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Thanksgiving Series - Paul Was Thankful This month we have learned that there are many ways to show thankfulness to God and others. Moses and Miriam sang songs of praise to show their thankfulness, while Hannah sacrificially gave her son over to God to serve in the temple. Today we learned how and why Paul was thankful to God and his friends, the Philippians. He gives the example that we can be thankful even when we face tough situations. Paul wrote a letter of thankfulness to the Philippians while he was in prison, and he showed thankfulness to God through prayer. We can always be thankful to God in spite of our circumstances because He is still in control! So, during times when we don't feel like there's anything to be thankful for, we can remember Paul's example and trust that God will continue taking care of us too. Scripture used: Philippians 1:1-21 Memory Verse: "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers

Thanksgiving Series – Hannah was thankful

This Sunday Discovery Point:  Thanksgiving Series – Hannah was thankful Today we learned about a woman named Hannah and why she was thankful. Hannah is an example of showing thankfulness to God through tremendous sacrifice - she dedicated her only son to serve Him! That must have been very hard for her. However, Hannah was still thankful because she knew she would have remained childless without God’s intervention. She humbly understood that everything belonged to God, even her only child. And, because of her thankful sacrifice, God greatly used her son, Samuel, as a spiritual leader for His people. (Scriptures used: 1 Samuel 1:10-11, 20, 24-28, 2:1-2) Memory Verse: “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2 Write the verse on a piece of paper and read it to your child. Then take turns “cheering” one phrase at a time to praise and show thankfulness to God. Options for cheering include clapping, stompi

Thanksgiving Series – Moses and Miriam were thankful

This Sunday Discovery Point:  Thanksgiving Series – Moses and Miriam were thankful Today we began our Thanksgiving lessons by learning why Moses and Miriam were thankful to God and how we can follow their examples of thankfulness. Moses and Miriam showed thankfulness to God through songs, worship, and by playing musical instruments. And we can show our thankfulness in the same ways! Music is one of the most familiar ways we can express our thankfulness, and God is pleased when we sing and praise Him with thankful hearts. (Scriptures used: Exodus 15:1-21) Memory Verse: “The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.” Exodus 15:2 Sing the verse to the first part of the music in the hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God” to learn the verse with your child: The Lord is my- - strength and my defense He has become my sal- -vation He is my G-od and I will praise Him My fath

Special Old Testament Places - Babylon

Last Sunday Discovery Point:  Special Old Testament Places -    Babylon Over the last several weeks we have learned how God used special places like Egypt and the Promised Land to fulfill promises to His people. Today we learned about a place called Babylon (a pagan, or unbelieving nation) and how God allowed some bad things to happen so the Israelites would turn from their evil ways and once again have a right relationship with Him. God brought judgment on the Israelites because they refused to obey His warnings for their sins. The Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar, enslaved the Israelites, destroyed their land, and was used by God to discipline His people. We learn from the Israelites’ disobedience that unrepentant sin always has consequences, especially as children of God. Scripture used: Jeremiah 25:1-14 Memory Verse: “Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the Lord’s vengeance; he will repay her what she deserves.”